Here's what's happening in the midwest this weekend:
THE 2016 GREAT LAKES COMIC-CON
Feb 26 at 5 PM to Feb 27 at 6 PM in EST
Macomb Community College 14500 E 12 Mile Rd, Warren, Michigan 48088
Don't miss the 2016 Great Lakes Comic-Con! This year's theme is "The Great Lakes Comic-Con Goes Retro" with a tribute to the 1970s and 1980s! This will be our most rad, groovy, and most excellent event to date! Click here or here for more information.
Double Take Signing at Aw Yeah Comics
Feb 26 at 5 PM - 7 PM
AW YEAH Comics-Skokie
4933 Oakton St, Skokie, Illinois 60077
Come on down to AW YEAH COMICS-Skokie on February 26th and meet some of the creators behind DOUBLE TAKE COMICS! Haven't read their stuff before? No worries! We will have their comics on hand for purchase and signing! About Double Take Comics: Double Take is launching a new comic book universe. We have assembled ten teams of talented writers and artists and asked them to start their stories in the world established by Night of the Living Dead. Then we let our imaginations, and our zombies, run wild. Mostly, these are new stories star new characters. But if you love the classic film, you won’t be disappointed. You can follow your favorite film characters from their first appearances, to their dying breaths, to their first baby zombie steps. Double Take launched our universe with a big bang; we published all 10 of our first issues in a collection called Genesis; we collected all 10 of our first issues Genesis I Super-Pack, and we are doing the same with our 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th issues (Genesis II, III, IV and V.). For more information, click here.
KAIJUMAX Vol 1 Release Party w/ ZANDER CANNON
Feb 26 7 PM - 10 PM
CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation
1845 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
We couldn't be more excited to host the release party for the first KAIJUMAX collection with creator ZANDER CANNON! Kaijumax was not only one of our favorite comics of 2015, it was also one of our-best-selling: The first issue was our 51st best-selling comic book of the entire year. Soon, the entire first arc will be available for a long life on your bookshelf. We're so excited about a future of recommending Kaijumax as a trade paperback, that we've not only commissioned a new Ex Libris Challengers bookplate to be included FREE with the first 100 copies sold, but we're also bringing out creator ZANDER CANNON for a signing and a launch event! Zander will be here on Friday, February 26th, from 7pm to 10pm, and he'll be signing comics and enjoying our free beer. Won't you* come and enjoy a free beer with him? (*: "you" refers to those 21 and older. Surprisingly, this event for a monsters-in-prison book will not be for children. Adults only!). Click here for more info.
All Geeks: 80s
Feb 26 at 9pm to 4am
Berlin Nightclub - Chicago
954 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Everyone from Jareth to Ripley and Jem is gonna be at this party! On Friday February 26th, 9 pm, All Geeks goes retro with an all 80’s show at Berlin Nightclub 954 W Belmont. Sci Fi and Fantasy characters from cartoons, comics and video-games of the 1980’s will be brought to life with drag, burlesque, circus and live-singing performances! Hosted by Lucy Stoole with All Geeks cast-members Fox E Kim, Jo McQueen, Alexis Bevels and Connor Konz featuring guests Betti Kyle, Hot Tawdry, Toyota Corona, Joan Waters and Curlene Ribbon. Get cute with your costumes, photos will be snapped by MarisaKM.com.Walk our cosplay runway to win big prizes! Our cosplay runway judges will be reigning champ Jacob, Dan Rask and Alexis Bevels! Click here for more info.
Chicago Family Palooza 2016
Feb 27 at 10 AM to Feb 28 at 6 PM
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 E Main St, Saint Charles, Illinois 60174
There’s something for everyone in your family at this year’s Chicago Family Palooza! Chicago Family Palooza bursts with spectacular entertainment, thrilling activities and over the top zaniness. 2-days of entertainment experience that will delight and entertain your entire family. Held in the Mega Center and Ballroom at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. This event provides a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family, friends and neighbors. Discover hundreds of fantastically fun activities while you make your way through this 51,000 sq. ft. facility. Click here for more information.
Aw Yeah's Very first 2ND Mini Con!
Feb 27 at 10 AM - 6 PM
AW YEAH Comics-Skokie
4933 Oakton St, Skokie, Illinois 60077
Last August we held our very first mini comic con in the store. Our own mini artists alley, if you will. We liked it so much that we decided to hold our very first SECOND mini con. We'll have several guest creators displaying their own merchandise. In addition, we'll have give aways from a few publishers, and in store specials. The guests this time around will be different from our first mini con, with more than one never having appeared at the store before. Click here for more information.
Kids Expo 2016 - Schaumburg, IL
Feb 27 at 9 AM to Feb 28 at 5 PM
Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 The longest standing Kids Expo in the Chicagoland area! Celebrating 10 years! With enough entertainment and free activities planned throughout both days, it is easy for family members of all ages to make Kids Expo an all day adventure! Free Activities include: Petting Zoo, Juggling, Inflatable Bouncers, Singing and Dance Contest, Face Painting, Crafts and more. The expo will also include exciting giveaways, including a scooter, a Maru & Friends doll, and a bike. There will be inflatable bouncers, singing and dancing, face painting, and much more. The cost for this year’s expo is $9 for adults, $6 for children 12 and younger, and free for seniors 65 and older and military personnel with identification. Parking is free. Click here for more info.
MtG Modern $1k
Feb 27 at 11 AM
8502 W Golf Rd, Niles, Illinois 60714
Join Pastimes for a Magic: the Gathering Modern event with a guaranteed $1000 in prize payout! A guaranteed $1000 cash will be paid out to top finishers after Swiss rounds and a cut to top 8 as follows:1st place: $400 2nd place: $200 3rd-4th place: $100 each 5th-8th place: $50Free Parking! Free Wi-Fi!Join the fun! Click here for more information.
Video Game Summer in the Winter
Feb 27 at 7 PM to Feb 28 at 2 AM
Downers Sand Club Sports Bar & Grill
1211 Butterfield Rd, Ste B, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
STEP OUT OF THE COLD AND ON TO A BEACH! Downer's Sand Club will be your break from the nasty Chicago Winter as it is the only full bar and grill complete with sand and two beach volleyball courts! Tournament sign ups will happen on site 30 minutes before the start time of each tournament. Click here for more information.
DARKSIDE AT EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR
Feb 28 at12pm to 4:30pm
Join us from 12-4:30pm for the 4th annual Darkside beer event at Emporium in Wicker Park! Dark beers will be paired with vintage arcade games all afternoon.
Bean Norma Gene and Mean Gene will be tapped! Click here for more info.
Stay tuned for more geek events happening in the midwest at our GEEK CALENDAR! :)